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Municipality of Japeri
Flag of Japeri
Official seal of Japeri
Location of Japeri
Coordinates: 22°38′35″S 43°39′12″W / 22.64306°S 43.65333°W / -22.64306; -43.65333Coordinates: 22°38′35″S 43°39′12″W / 22.64306°S 43.65333°W / -22.64306; -43.65333
Country  Brazil
Region Southeast
State Bandeira do estado do Rio de Janeiro.svg Rio de Janeiro
Founded July 30, 1991
 • Mayor of Timornickname (2009–2012)
 • Municipality 82.954 km2 (32.029 sq mi)
Population (2008)
 • Municipality 100,055
 • Density 1,123/km2 (2,910/sq mi)
 • Metro 13,782,000
Time zone BST (UTC-3)
 • Summer (DST) BDT (UTC-2)
HDI (2000) 0.724 – medium [1]
Website Municipality of Japeri

Japeri (Portuguese pronunciation: [ʒapeˈɾi]) is a municipality in the state of Rio de Janeiro, southeast region of Brazil. This city was founded on June 30, 1991. Is very known to be located next to the last station of the largest branch of the railroad of Brazil (Central do Brasil), whose image has been stamps in Brazil. The construction date of 1858 and was incorporated into the Central do Brasil in 1903. It was the first stop of compositions for São Paulo, including the famous Trem de Prata (Silver Train).

The territory at the foot of the Serra do Mar, is bathed by rivers Guandu, Santana, Rio dos Poços, Rio D'Ouro, Santo Antonio, Ribeirão das Lages and São Pedro. In the district of Engenheiro Pedreira is the first public golf course of Brazil, sponsored by FGERJ - Golf Federation of Rio de Janeiro.